Spare Bedroom Inspiration

We moved into our house almost 18 months ago and I’ve very ashamed to admit that our third bedroom, which is in fact the biggest, has never been properly used! It’s full of various pieces of furniture, some of which needs up cycling, other bits need to go to the tip, all our paperwork is organised into a set of drawers and then of course there is plenty of general junk that we just keep putting off dealing with! Well I have finally decided that enough is enough and I am desperate to get started on sorting it out so that we can decorate and turn it from dumping ground into a lovely tranquil spare bedroom / office space.

Josh often works into the early hours on his laptop at home, normally on the sofa which really isn’t ideal so we’re planning on having a proper desk set up as well as a double bed so that he can work more efficiently. It will also be handy for me to be able to use this work space for Blogging too.

I have changed my mind countless times about the colour scheme and lay out of this room and I’m sure once we get started I’ll no doubt change my mind again but I thought I would share our plans and a few of the things I’m lusting over at the moment for this new space.

The plan (at the moment) is to paint the whole room white so that it looks nice and bright and then to use touches of grey and yellow as accent colours. I absolute adore mustard yellow and we actually painted a feature wall in our downstairs hallway mustard last year but sadly the very overpriced paint was rubbish and even after countless coats it just didn’t cover properly which was a shame so we have since wallpapered over it.

Yellow spare room inspo
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I’m a massive fan of the Old English print company and we already have a couple of their prints around the house so I’ll definitely be adding at least one to the spare room although there is so many lovely ones I may have to order a couple 😉  I’m also in love with that yellow bedding! It’s so bright and fun, I think it will be perfect for the warmer months and then I would probably switch to a grey bed set for the cooler months.

Furniture wise there will be a double sliding mirror door wardrobe which we keep over flow clothes in, our old white metal bedstead, a desk with drawers for our files which we will be up cycling by painting it with either white or grey chalk paint and changing the drawer knobs and lastly a desk chair. I want to keep the room quite simple and understated, less is more as they say!

I would also love to get a decent blind for this room as all the windows in our house are very large and as this window is at the front of the house it can feel like you are being overlooked sometimes by the neighbours opposite. I really love the look of the VELUX Blinds and there are so many different colours and designs to choose from. Although knowing me, I’ll probably just stick with white and maybe get some slightly more exciting  curtains to dress the window too. Once the room is complete I’ll do a separate post with some before and after shots!

Thanks so much for reading
Harriet xo

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  • Innocent Charms Chats

    I love yellow and grey together, it is a perfect colour combo for the space you are wanting to do. I have that bedlinen from Ikea and it is so pretty xx

    April 22, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      It’s such a lovely combo isn’t it?! Although I love it so much I bought some bits and have put them in our bedroom instead! Oops! 😉 xx

      April 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Aaaah you’ve got one of my favourite, favourite pieces of furniture on this board!!! I have always wanted the Eames RAR Rocker. I was going to buy one for myself, as a nursing chair, for the twins’ nursery but got paranoid about little fingers getting trapped under the rockers, as they turned into toddlers. It was probably a good call too — knowing them!!! Thanks so much for sharing x #HomeEtc

    April 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Ahhh it would make a wonderful nursing chair! But yes, could be a problem as they get more mobile!! 😉 Can’t wait to get the room finished now! xo

      April 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Love these and such amazing colours and styles! Very nice! Jess xx #HomeEtc

    April 26, 2016 at 10:50 am Reply
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